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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:45 AM
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Now that the first hurricane is approaching Texas,
what role do you think hurricanes will play in the elections?
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:47 AM
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1. Hurricane season is usually over by November, so... nada.
:hi:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:49 AM
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2. June to November brother
and remember hurricanes facilitate the distribution of spoils.

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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:04 AM
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9. They lasted through the end of the year, and into January a couple of years ago.
In 2004, almost every time Kerry or Edwards planned on visiting Florida, a hurricane was looming on the horizon, and they canceled their trips.

In the mean time, Chimpo, and his fat little brother showed up for photo-ops, and to pass out water to victims.

We saw how that worked out.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:49 AM
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3. Can you imagine what would happen if Obama's former preacher said...
"Texas is being hit by hurricanes because of its evil actions".
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:50 AM
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4. Looking for Phil Gramm
:rofl:
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:52 AM
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5. Maybe a big role
If a big one were to hit CONUS, bush and his band of criminals must act swiftly and competently or no doubt the bad light will find its way to mccain. I'd help that occur.

Although Dolly is along way from NOLA we are going to get some rain from the event so those natural occurrences have far reaching effects.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:55 AM
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6. If damage is light I doubt there will be any effect. Frankly, we are
so-o-o dry here, seventy miles NNW of San Antonio, that I'm hoping we get some rain out of Dolly. So far we have a thirty percent chance of rain today and seventy percent tomorrow for 1-2 inches. Never thought I would be happy to see a hurricane....I'm a transplant to TX and have never experienced drought before.
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Phoonzang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:57 AM
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7. None, unless one tears up the oil rigs
Then I have no idea what kind of effect that would have. I suppose both candidates could use it to their advantage. Obama especially if there's a massive spill.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:21 PM
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11. Wasn't there an oil spill today
in Mississippi
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:01 AM
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8. It will depend on the junta's response or lack of response. If it hits
a white, wealthy area, you know response will be immediate.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:06 AM
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10. Bush will declare Crawford a disaster area and provide emergency funding.
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MaryEllen71 Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:39 PM
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12. Hurricanes can play a big role in elections
Remember when Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida in 1992, Bush 1's response was very slow and it was a big reason why Bill Clinton won Florida that year.

I always wonder though, how different would the response have been if Katrina happened in 2004 instead of 2005?
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